Health / Medicine

Merck, Pfizer combo treatment meets main goals of kidney cancer trial

Merck, Pfizer combo treatment meets main goals of kidney cancer trial

Published 18/10/2018

(Reuters) - Merck & Co said on Thursday a combination treatment of its cancer drug Keytruda and Pfizer Inc’s Inlyta met the main goals of [more…]

Scottish government identifies case of mad cow disease

Scottish government identifies case of mad cow disease

Published 18/10/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - Scotland’s government said on Thursday that a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, had been discovered on a [more…]

McConnell says Senate Republicans might revisit Obamacare repeal

McConnell says Senate Republicans might revisit Obamacare repeal

Published 18/10/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell [more…]

Congo’s Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response: WHO…

Congo’s Ebola outbreak to worsen without stepped-up response: WHO…

Published 17/10/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to worsen significantly unless the response to it is stepped up, an [more…]

IUD risk for new mothers depends on timing

IUD risk for new mothers depends on timing

Published 17/10/2018

(Reuters Health) - New mothers who want intrauterine devices (IUDs) for long-acting contraception after giving birth should know the risk of the implant being expelled [more…]

Express Scripts covers Amgen, Lilly migraine drugs, excludes Teva

Express Scripts covers Amgen, Lilly migraine drugs, excludes Teva

Published 17/10/2018

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Express Scripts Holding Co, one of the largest U.S. prescription benefits managers, will cover new migraine drugs from Eli Lilly and [more…]

Exclusive: Science journal to withdraw chronic fatigue review amid…

Exclusive: Science journal to withdraw chronic fatigue review amid…

Published 17/10/2018

LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - A respected science journal is to withdraw a much-cited review of evidence on an illness known as chronic fatigue syndrome [more…]

Rates of post-trauma stress rise in British military veterans

Rates of post-trauma stress rise in British military veterans

Published 07/10/2018

LONDON Oct 8 (Reuters) - Conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan may have led to an increase in rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to [more…]

After fight that split U.S., Kavanaugh wins place on Supreme Court

After fight that split U.S., Kavanaugh wins place on Supreme Court

Published 07/10/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Saturday confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, dismissing anger over accusations of sexual misconduct against him [more…]

Australia launches inquiry into mental health’s impact on productivity

Australia launches inquiry into mental health’s impact on productivity

Published 07/10/2018

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia has commissioned an inquiry into the impact mental illness has on economic productivity, the government said on Sunday. The 18-month inquiry [more…]